Posts Tagged ‘alterantive dance’

November 13, 2017

I took a year for a second Boy Willows song to turn up, but it was well worth that wait. He melted us to the core with debut single I’m Good last winter. Autumn Gray arrives just in time for the wist and melancholy that comes with the turning of leaves. The Los Angeles based artist melds dreamy strumming indie rock with sylvan indietronica on the ethereal gliding, golden shimmering lullaby. Like the artwork that comes with the single, Autumn Gray reminds me of a cold fall afternoon. A solitary walk through the woods provides us with the exquisite beauty of a warm orange sun peaking through the brown and yellow foliage overhead, which hang on ever so feebly to its branches in hopes of fighting the coming of winter and standing up to the winds of change. Autumn Gray is picturesquely affecting, a familiar and intimate exploration of our flimsy hearts. 

July 13, 2017

Regine Chassagne

takes the leads on our latest preview from Arcade Fire’s next conceptual album Everything Now, and she’s super glam in its video, too. Feast your eyes and ears on Electric Blue, the fourth and final advance track from the album before it arrives soon on July 28th. It’s a wonderfully wavey and funky jam on which Regine shows off a range to her voice that was hitherto unknown. I mean, she’s always been a queen when it comes to her riveting vocals, but Electric Blue sees her taking her voice on immense and en point aerial adventures. Everything Now will be available on CD, cassette, and heavyweight black vinyl LP, as well as digitally of course, through an exclusive 360 degree partnership with global media and e-commerce platform Everything Now in synergy with the Sony Corporation. If you haven’t been following along with Everything Now Corp’s socials, and you dig tongue in cheek sardonic commentary about commercialism and the world as driven by corporate entities, you should check it out. I’m sure it’ll tickle you and bring forth a few giggles. Pre-order Everything Now, which was produced by Arcade Fire, Thomas Bangalter (Daft Punk), and Steve Mackey, with co-production by Markus Dravs, here.

September 17, 2016

Pieces arrives razor sharp and invincible. It’s an intensive gripping indie dance piece from Australia’s Nocturnal Tapes reminiscent of The Presets paired with the psychedelia of Jagwar Ma. The band also draws inspiration from Caribou and LCD Soundsystem on their slick pumping, tech house permeated song. Pieces is an intoxicating and riveting listen both darkly visceral and vivacious restless. Heady obsession and consuming desire drives this exhilarating track, which is available now on iTunes.